Delhi to offer free tickets for women in public transport
The Delhi government is set to offer free tickets for women in its public transport facilities such as its buses and metros.
The policy, once implemented, will allow women to travel in the Delhi metros and buses without paying a single penny.
A senior AAP leader says that the majority of the population of the state think in the way his party thinks in this matter. He claims that his party has conducted a survey in this regard recently. As per the information he has disclosed, the survey result has emerged in favour of the party’s decision.
The decision to offer this special privilege for women was officially announced a couple of weeks ago by the Delhi Chief Minister, Arvind Kejriwal, itself.
The Delhi authorities have dismissed as wrong the speculation that the new privilege will create the issue of overcrowding in the Delhi metros.
Those in support of the policy defend the policy with the argument that though the policy will make a slight increase in the total number of women using the metros and public buses in the state each day, it will not take to the level of overcrowding.
It is good to conduct a serious study to find how the policy is going to help the women in the state in the immediate future, as well as in the long run.
The policy sounds good. Anyway, it is important to remember that the state has the obligation to prove that the policy it takes is not merely a political gimmick.
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